Taoiseach Micheál Martin and Minister for Defence, Simon Coveney at the Naval Service 75th anniversary in Cork on Saturday. Photograph: Julien Behal

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has paid tribute to the men and women of the Naval Service for their professionalism over the years at a ceremony at Naval Ba(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin moved again to play down the continuing controversy over Mr Coveney’s deletion of texts from Ms Zappone. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has predicted information due to be released by the Department of Foreign Affairs on the planned appointment of Katherine Zap(...)

Prof Andrew Parnell of Maynooth University

Science Lives: Prof Andrew Parnell of Maynooth University on his life’s work   As a statistician you reckon statistical models offer “scientifi(...)

Between 2014 and 2017,  the world has experienced the four warmest years on record. Photograph:  Stringer/Reuters

A weakening of major ocean currents in the Northern Atlantic, including the Gulf Stream that warms Ireland, could trigger a sudden change to Ireland’s(...)

 A sculpture  in front of the buildings of sovereign wealth fund Samruk-Kazyna in Astana, Kazakhstan. Photograph:   Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov

The largest and richest country in Central Asia, Kazakhstan is opening an embassy in Ireland to expand trade between the two countries, learn how to a(...)

Portlaoise hospital: the report says the hospital is “not set up to provide safe acute and elective surgery”. Photograph: James Flynn/AP.

“Urgent correction and reconfiguration” is needed to avoid the “collapse” of care processes at Portlaoise hospital, according to an unpublished revie(...)

We must give credit where credit is due. Working to a minuscule budget on a frantic schedule, Garret Daly and Martina McGlynn, making their feature de(...)

Rare footage of Pádraig Pearse has been obtained from British Pathé. Photograph: National Archives of Ireland

Footage of Padraig Pearse’s famous oration at the graveside of O’Donovan Rossa will be shown in a new film about the revolutionary period to be launch(...)